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Heroes : Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures - Stephen Fry

Heroes

Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

Paperback Published: 27th June 2019
ISBN: 9781405940368
Number Of Pages: 496

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The dazzling companion volume to the bestselling Mythos. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes.

Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.

Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

Industry Reviews

This is a spirited retelling of stories that Fry clearly knows and loves * The Times *
Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny, and Fry once again proves himself a master of great learning worn lightly * Guardian *
Here, indeed, be monsters, myriad adventures and machinating gods. Fry is a personable and passionate narrator * Mail on Sunday *
Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot * Herald *
Fry brilliantly retells the dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales of these heroic men and women in all their grit and glory. Filled with white-knuckle chases and twisted labyrinths, impossible puzzles and blood-curdling monsters * Northern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle *
Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. It makes stories relatable without skimping on the gory details * Sunday Life *
Rich, funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot along the way * Eastern Daily Press *
Tales of fatal flaws, perilous journeys and shining acts of heroism are told with gusto and young and old will be engrossed. The audiobook is an absolute gem too, read by the author who has a winning way of bringing these epic tales to life * Western Morning News *
Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy. The Greek gods of the past become relatable * Guardian (on 'Mythos') *
The best thing he's written since his superb first novel . . . entertaining and edifying * Telegraph (on 'Mythos') *
A rollicking good read * Independent (on 'Mythos') *
Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance * The Times (on 'Mythos') *
A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling -- Richard North Patterson (on 'Mythos')
Fry makes the stories relatable without skimping on the wonderful gory details, or sacrificing the traditional truths of the myth * i (The paper for today) *
Stephen Fry has created a magnificent book. Humorous, but with serious stories told with wit and erudition. This is a book that will delight readers of all ages. Fry's writing is never less than delightful * Moorlander *
Fry is a natural storyteller and his lively retellings make for an entertaining read * Hannah Beckerman, Observer *
The comedian and polymath retells age-old Greek myths in dramatic, modernised style * i *
One of the nation's favourite intellectuals retells the epic myths of the Greek heroes in his own unique and very enjoyable way * Cambridge Independent *
Ebullient and funny * The Times *
Entertaining and edifying * Daily Telegraph *
A rollicking good read * Independent *
Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm * Mail on Sunday *

ISBN: 9781405940368
ISBN-10: 1405940360
Series: Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 27th June 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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Stephen Fry

About the Author


He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder.

More recently he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

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